Dr. Richard Close, MD

Dr. Richard Close, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. Richard Close, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in West Reading, PA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in neurosurgery.

601 Spruce St

West Reading, PA 19611

Contact Information

(610) 375-4567

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
normal
more than 69% of peers
Hydrocephalus
normal
more than 64% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 64% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Temple Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Temple Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Close has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Close's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Close

4.0

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(1)

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